Here we go again... Today's Kansas City Chiefs news includes another report that makes the organization look bad. We'll wait to see if more information comes out, but as of right now it's just another in a long line of black marks.
Are the Kansas City Chiefs taking a page out of the Oakland Raiders' playbook when it comes to former coach Todd Haley?
They might very well be, according to a tweet from Arizona radio reporter Mike Jurecki. He tweets that he is hearing the Chiefs are refusing to pay the final year of Haley's contract for cause. This has not been confirmed.
Chiefs Refusing To Pay Haley? from ESPN
It's not unprecedented, but it's rare. The Raiders fired former head coach Lane Kiffin for cause, and the team eventually prevailed on the grievance filed by Kiffin with the league office.
That's the procedure to which coaches agree when becoming coaches, sacrificing their right to sue in court and allowing any claims to be resolved by the league office, a forum that tends to be far more favorable to the 32 franchises who employ the Commissioner.
Report: Chiefs Refuse To Pay Haley The Balance Of His Salary from ProFootballTalk
Looking at next season, what to do with McCluster and how much to do is again an issue for the Chiefs. With Jamaal Charles coming back from torn knee ligaments and Thomas Jones and Jackie Battle unsigned, the Chiefs will need some help out of the backfield.
Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, scouts and coaches spent the week at the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala., scouting some of the top backs available in the draft. Soon the Chiefs will have to decide whether they want to spend a premium draft pick on a running back.
How Much To Use McCluster Is A Question For Chiefs from KC Star
While I have no idea where this year's crop of Senior Bowlers are slotted on Chiefs Draft Board, it's impossible to attend a week of practices and not walk away impressed with a handful of players.
In an attempt to spread the wealth across each position group, these are some of the players who caught my eye in Mobile this week.
2012 Senior Bowl Player Impressions from The Mothership
Hudson was able to improve his draft standing last year in Mobile and has been in attendance at South team practices all week as a source of support for friend and former Florida State teammate Zebrie Sanders.
An All-ACC selection at right tackle, Sanders is a potential first-day draft pick. The 6-foot-7, 325-pound Sanders has been a starter for the Seminoles since his freshman season and owns experience at both tackle positions.
Rodney Hudson Acts As Mentor To FSU Prospect Zebrie Sanders from The Mothership
Lawyers for former University of Georgia star Kendrell Bell said former UGA football coach Jim Donnan duped him into investing $2 million in a Ponzi scheme.
Bell played for Donnan at UGA, then later played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs before injuries ended his career in 2007.
Ex-Player Says Donnan Duped Him In Ponzi Scheme from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
I am old enough to remember the first-ever Super Bowl, which for those that are my age know it was not called the Super Bowl back then, but the AFL-NFL World Championship.
Thinking back to that first game, played between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 15, 1967, it would have been hard to imagine the spectacle it has become.
Get Ready For Super Hype from The Marion Star
That Condon - whose five biggest contracts negotiated totaled $438 million - has evolved into the agent for so many marquee quarterbacks is a bit ironic. As a player, Condon was not among the elite and was never voted to the Pro Bowl. Drafted in the 10th round from Boston College in 1974, he started 131 of 148 games during 11 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and one with the New England Patriots.
The son of Ansonia, Conn.-based lawyer Thomas Condon Sr., Condon began thinking of a second career after injuring a knee in his second pro season.
"My father told me, 'Son, this football looks like a tough deal. I think you'd better go back to school.' "
Major Clients Give NFL Agent Tom Condon A Lot Of Clout from USA Today
The All-Joe team was created in 1992 by longtime USA TODAY NFL writer Larry Weisman as a tribute to Joe Phillips, a 14-year defensive lineman who did yeoman's work for the Kansas City Chiefs that season. His effort in the trenches didn't lead to much glory ... unless you point to the 29 combined sacks of Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith, Kansas City's fifth-ranked defense or the team's wild-card run. USA TODAY has honored the unsung Joes of the NFL ever since. Only players who have never been named to the Pro Bowl during their careers are eligible.
Texans' Mike Brisiel Headlines USA Today's 20th All Joe Team from USA Today
Now that Still is back from State College, he'll resume focusing on the NFL Combine next month in Indianapolis, followed by workouts at Penn State and individual meetings with interested teams.
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has Still rated 11th but said the Kansas City Chiefs, picking 12th, would be a good fit for Still.
"He's a guy who enhanced his stock dramatically this year," Kiper said. "And when you look at the defensive tackles, you can certainly make an argument that he's No. 1 at that spot."
Howard High Grad Still Conditions Ahead Of Draft from The News Journal
One name to keep an eye on for Oakland's defensive coordinator job is Kansas City defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas. The former Chiefs star defensive back is very close with new Oakland coach Dennis Allen. They worked together for several years in Atlanta and Thomas served as Allen's mentor.
Potential Candidates To Watch In Oakland from ESPN